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GovState's Craig Schmidt joins Illinois Workforce Innovation Board

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Craig Schmidt, Executive Director of the School of Extended Learning (SXL) at Governors State University (GovState), has recently been invited to join the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board’s (IWIB) Apprenticeship Illinois Committee.

The committee is dedicated to expanding apprenticeship and work-based learning across the state.

Schmidt anticipates bringing his wealth of experience to the committee. 

“I’m honored to join IWIB’s Apprenticeship Illinois Committee to help expand apprenticeships into new industries and grow statewide capacity to provide apprenticeship opportunities to job seekers and employers,'' said Schmidt.

Already, Schmidt has made strides to further this mission with the recently established apprenticeship programs at GovState. Officially announced at a signing ceremony during National Apprenticeship Week in November, the programs combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction in the following areas: Supply Chain Logistics Management, Industrial Production Management and Production, and Planning and Expediting Clerk.

These newly instated programs are only the beginning for what Schmidt hopes to accomplish at GovState and as a member of the IWIB apprenticeship committee.

“I anticipate supporting Registered Apprenticeships in non-traditional occupations starting with supply chain and hoping to implement more credit-based, degree-seeking apprenticeships working with the Colleges at GovState,” said Schmidt.